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How to Twitter in 60 Seconds

How to Twitter in 60 Seconds | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Very useful. Thanks!

 

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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:37 AM

Students, using Twitter will introduce you to this genre of writing; will teach you to be precise and economical with words; can be a valuable learning resource if you tap into the right groups; is authentic English; can be used for writing or speaking prompts; will enable you to join communties of interest etc. 

Paul's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:43 PM

great info graphic

School Libraries and the importance of remaining current.
School libraries and learning about future technologies by connecitng with people who know more than me.
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School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change

School Librarians: [Un]Quiet Leaders of Digital Change | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Last spring at the #GoOpen Exchange, I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion with district leaders on approaches to curating openly licensed educational resources. Leaders from #GoOpen…

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Understanding what a librarian does can open doors to specialism and understanding. Beneficial collaboration for all. 
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Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong | Knowledge Quest | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Angie Miller writes: "The premise of a library lies at the intersection of truth and justice. It is the heart of the school where all are welcome and safe, where needs are met and potentials challenged."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 10, 2:36 PM

Oh, preach it, Angie! I loved this post, mainly for affirming what I've been doing (and sometimes not doing) in my library. Thinking about your library as a student-centered space should drive all your decisions about what's essential. I bend many rules, but I'm confident that if they are decisions that benefit students, I'm doing my job!

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Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Code Treasure Hunt

Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Code Treasure Hunt | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Inspired by a QR Code Treasure Hunt at EduTECH, with the prize a new car (no I did not win even though I spent time hunting for codes) I have created a Book Week – Escape to Everywhere QR Cod…

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Josephine Laretive's comment, July 7, 6:39 AM
Thanks Elizabeth for the positive feedback, I am keen on Book Week and have a lot of things planned!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 8, 2:08 AM
I love your ideas Josephine! We are going to run competitions like this throughout the year so any ideas like this are brilliant!
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Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High

Breakout with Yr7 at Les Beaucamps High | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
One of our roles as librarians who support teaching and learning, is to find new and innovative ideas to help teachers and students use and engage with resources within a school library. Over this past school year, we have started to use Breakout, a game used to teach students the skills of collaboration, communication and team…
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Our journey to our first breakout in a school library. 
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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.

You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking.

And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re doing is actually making a difference. But there are other data points you should consider as well.

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As librarians and teachers it is useful to consider where we may be making a difference beyond assessment. 
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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 30, 3:09 AM
Doe ik het goed? Leerkrachten stellen zichzelf vaak (stilletjes) die vraag. Vaak is het antwoord ja. Zelden aanvaarden leerkrachten die bevestiging. Nutteloze en valse bescheidenheid als je het mij vraagt. 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 30, 1:33 PM
A word that came to mind as I read this  was "inspire." Good teaching lights a fire and inspires.
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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 21, 3:10 PM
I've put up a few similar articles. I am posting this one due to its everyday language and ease of use. Nice links, too.
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Mystery Hangout Mishaps

Mystery Hangout Mishaps | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
What is a Mystery Hangout? A Mystery Hangout is when you set up a Google Hangout in an unknown location for students. The students fro
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A great blog that talks about the wonders of mystery hangouts. It is lovely to read about the problems, so that we can all be better prepared. As with any technology it is always better to be prepared. 
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Give Students the Skills, Not the Links

This was our first year using Google Classroom and it was for the most part a success.  We did find some limitations, like gradin
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A blog that is well worth a read. A good reminder that Google Classroom still needs skills to make sure your students are learning to research independently. 
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Fake News Friday

Fake News Friday | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I missed these whilst they were being broadcast ... but the Open University Library did a series of "Fake News Friday" live Facebook sessions, which are now available as videos. Lasting 3-5 minutes, they went out every Friday http://www.open.ac.uk/library/training-and-events/facebook-live-events.

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The Transforming Role of Librarians (and Libraries)

The Transforming Role of Librarians (and Libraries) | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Susan K.S. Grisby writes: "Personalized professional development in schools has been a rising trend for years, but what many schools don’t realize is that their greatest asset for professional development is already in their building. The librarian, to be exact. Librarians and media specialists are some of the most highly trained, highly versatile staff a school has at their disposal. The library is not just “the room where the books are,” but the entry point for new, innovative technologies, as well as the hub from which those new technologies are introduced to the entire school."

 

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An article full of suggestions on how you could and should be using your school librarian. Open your classroom doors and let them in. 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 24, 3:33 PM

I love Susan's insights here! Our libraries truly are the epicenter of our schools. If not, it's time to think about what you can do to change that. My favorite quote: "The key to a highly functioning library is the balance between print and digital, intimate and open, quiet and active, consumption and creation." That's a balancing act we deal with every day!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, May 25, 2:23 AM
It's great to read such straight forward words about how school librarians can support teaching and learning. I's not rocket science to use the resources you already have in school :)
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Beware online "filter bubbles"

Beware online "filter bubbles" | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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A brilliant insight into how Google is manipulating what you see and therefore your ideas about the world. 
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Checking Out: Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning

Checking Out: Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Libraries are centers of learning with a complex mission to not only prepare students for academic life, but also enable them to think critically and independently


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Another great article about how the school library and librarian can make a difference to academic attainment. If you have one you need to know what they do and fight to keep them.  
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Karen Draper's curator insight, May 16, 3:12 PM
Literacy is oft forgotten in the pursuit of STEM (STEAM) when it should go hand in hand. Libraries are at the forefront. Because of this, they are misunderstood and sometimes discarded as frivolous. I hope that the wake up call is heeded before too much damage is done.
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Search Engines curated on Edshelf - including creative commons search 

Search Engines curated on Edshelf - including creative commons search  | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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It is important that knowledge of other search engines are shared. There is more to the internet than Google! A good list that is worth looking at that gives you a good overview of each resource. 
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Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books

Visual Literacy using the CBCA Short list Picture Books | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The CBCA Short List Picture Books provide many opportunities to explore and engage with quality literature. This term Year 5 will explore the short list books in relation to visual literacy or R…

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Book Week Escape to Everywhere – Missing Book Characters

Book Week Escape to Everywhere – Missing Book Characters | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I am looking forward to Term 3 to share and explore the Children’s Book Week Short list books and exploring the theme Escape to Everywhere. A few weeks ago I wrote about a rabbit visiting the…

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Book Week Escape To Everywhere – Postcard from your reading journey

Book Week Escape To Everywhere – Postcard from your reading journey | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week 2017 theme Escape to Everywhere opens many opportunities to connect with literature and have fun. In addition to the Missing Book Cha…

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7 skills you should be looking for in your school librarian #SLAYLG17

7 skills you should be looking for in your school librarian #SLAYLG17 | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use.

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Yup, we have know this for years! This is why school librarians are important. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 23, 12:43 PM

All online teachers know this. We coach the technology right along with the curriculum. 

MFaculty's curator insight, June 24, 12:28 PM
This is the 'open secret' many dismiss out of hand. Rather than assuming all my students know how to use Google Drive, OneNote, Box.com and other online applications, I take the time to walk them through it when we need it in class. Some students can be hyper sensitive to negative feedback, and others don't want to be the one that slows the momentum of the class with questions everyone else seems to know the answers to.

Rather than expose any student to peer scrutiny, I make it a point to remind the class that not everyone has the same level of knowledge as I do, so I need to ensure we all start out on the same page. This interview corroborates my gut assessments. 
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6 "Soft" Skills Our Middle School Students Need

6 "Soft" Skills Our Middle School Students Need | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ You won't find these social and study skills for middle school students in the official standards...but maybe they should be.”
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A great reminder how every child is different and that's ok! 
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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 18, 7:03 PM

I love these ideas! Great to review and share with your teachers when you get back to school next year!

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the information literacy hat | 500 Hats


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A brillant blog post about the role of the school librarian. Information literacy is a whole school need and the librarian has an important part to play. 
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“The librarian’s voice should be heard, as much as any teacher’s” | IB Community Blog

Graeme Boyd, Head Librarian at IB World School St Francis College, in Brazil, explains how the profession can step forward and play a fundamental role in schools
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School librarian need to be brave and put themselves out there in order to support students in the way they know they can. 
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A librarian and a teacher presenting at the British Isles Google Summit rocking Edtech and collaboration

A librarian and a teacher presenting at the British Isles Google Summit rocking Edtech and collaboration | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success #acrlaia

Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success #acrlaia | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new report has been published by ACRL: Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects.

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We know this is the case for school libraries too. Collaborate and help your students gain more. 
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LILAC 2017 (with images, tweets) · WoodsieGirl

The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference, 10-12 April 2017. Swansea
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Really interesting storyboard from LILIC 17 conference. Worth looking through.
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Inset training - How librarians can support teaching and learning.

Inset training - How librarians can support teaching and learning. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Collaborating with teachers is one of the most important things that school librarians can do. In order to do this we need to make sure teachers understand our role in school. Inset training is one of the best places to do this. Here is how it worked for us.
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